“Winter” 2015-16 Season of Coed Beach Flag Football starts SOON in Belmont Shores, Long Beach!! We are STILL ACCEPTING TEAMS AND FREE AGENTS. Here are a few additional details to help you prepare for your first game… If you have ANY questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to email or call us!
League Dates: Fall season of Coed Beach Flag Football will begin officially on Sunday, December 6th and continues for 9 weeks – not including a two week break on December 27th & January 3rd. Week One of Playoffs take place on February 7th, and Championship Games on February 14th.
Registration Deadline(s): In order to receive a team T-shirt on week 2, we request you get signed up by Midnight on Sunday, December 6th. Free Agents will be placed on a team on Week 1, and re-introduced via email to their new team captain the following day.
Week One Instructions : Please be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early before your game on the first week (so by 9:45AM). Once you arrive at the beach, you’ll need to go directly to the main tent to sign in and receive your wristband (wristbands are required to play this first week), a VIP card, and ask any questions you may have.
Game Location : Games are played on the beach just South of the Belmont Memorial Veterans Pier at the entrance at S. Termino Ave, past Ocean Blvd (for GPS purposes use 13 S Termino Ave, Long Beach CA 90803). Convenient Parking is available in the paid/permit City Beach Parking Lot directly adjacent to the fields.
Football Rules: You can familiarize yourself with a full list of rules on our website: http://www.beachcitysports.com/rules/ .
Photos & Facebook : Weekly professional photos of the games are posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beachcitysports . Recently Facebook started altering the way we can communicate with you as our ‘fans’ in an effort to make more FB Advertising dollars. We in-turn are reaching out to you as captains to make a request that you make it a priority to INVITE your friends & teammates to upcoming events, as well as to COMMENT on posts made by our Facebook Page in order to allow more mutual friends to see the posts! (We can no longer personally invite anyone to our FB Events)
Schedule: Your first game will be at either 10 or 11AM on Sunday December 6th. The schedule for the entire season has been published online at Noon on Thursday, December 3rd; You will view your team’s schedule for the entire season at that time on our mobile-friendly website :: http://www.beachcitysports.com/schedule-all-sports/ . Any games you are not able to attend, please communicate with your team captain to let them know in advance.
Clothing: Team shirts are a throwback to COTTON this Winter season, and will be received on the 2nd week. For the first week we recommend you bring both a light and dark shirt to represent home & away. Proper attire throughout the season will include comfortable shorts or pants without belt loops (avoid baggy shorts that impede with hanging flags). Shirts are required to be TUCKED IN if they interfere with the flag-belt in any way. We also suggest bringing socks just in case the sand is too hot or cold. Flags & other equipment will be provided.
Food & Drinks: Hydration is important when playing outdoor sports, so please be sure to pack your own water bottle. Water and Sunrype Fruit Bars will be provided for free under the main tent, however please feel free to bring your own coolers, snacks, and drinks.
Player of the Week: Each week our Referees will choose one Player of the Week who will receive a BCS ‘Game Ball’ to commemorate their good game! As with all weekly prizes, make sure you or your team captain checks into our main tent to receive your prize the following week.
Performance Challenges: Each week we will announce a performance challenge (beginning with week 2). These challenges will consist of -but not limited to – the team with the most touchdowns, 2point conversions, interceptions, etc. The award is a pitcher of beer of your choice at the sponsor bar, and is awarded the following week from our registration tent. It is your team captain’s responsibility to pick up your award within 2 weeks of winning it!
Team Spirit Challenges: Every week we will hand out an award for the team showing the most spirit. There are no rules for this challenge, just be creative and have fun! The award is a pitcher of your choice at the Sponsor Bar! Your prize will be awarded the following week from our registration tent. It is your team captain’s responsibility to pick up your award within 2 weeks of winning it!
Bad Weather Days: No need to stress about days that bring rain or too strong of wind! In light weather cases we most-often will still play; however if bad weather were to happen, we will ‘call’ bad weather days by 9AM on game day via facebook (www.facebook.com/beachcitysportsemail) and by informing each team captain with a text message. Instead of playing, we will stay dry by enjoying dinner & drinks as a group on Second Street!
Lastly, Tell a Friend! We still have room for up to 4 more teams this Fall Season, and team captains have until 24 hours before the league starts to register online. Your friends can learn more about their options at www.beachcitysports.com/.
Please don’t hesitate to call, text, or email us anytime if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in this email. Good Luck Everyone & We’ll See you on the Sand…!read more